Paying for College

Paying for College

Paying for CollegeBuying a home and saving for one’s retirement has been the classic big-ticket.  Today, they have been replaced. Paying for college, avoiding educational debt is now one of the greatest fears of parents of high school and college-age students.

The average annual cost of tuition and fees, plus room and board, transportation, and personal expenses are on average $52,000 (private) and $25,00 (public) a year!

Understanding how a student and their family will pay for college can be equally if not more stressful. Learning how one will pay must hand in hand with finding and selecting the right educational institution.

As a parent of four working adult college graduates, I understand first hand. Understanding how the, paying for college process works and what one is capable of paying before the shopping (searching) begins, is critical. Our focus makes paying for college a top priority when working with a student and family!

  • We’ll debunk the myths and mysteries surrounding financial aid, and scholarships.
  • We provide guidance and training on how tuition assistance programs work, when to complete financial aid documents, and meeting critical deadlines.
  • The details of how the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is calculated and its impact on a student’s overall eligibility for financial aid.
  • Review current family resources; savings and investments to determine a family’s college buying power.
  • Shed a light on college offers including merit, need-based aid, why net educational costs differ between schools, and the value of considering appeals.
  • We’ll also assist in pointing out other resources, including scholarships.
  • Create a plan, strategy to meet college costs at the same time the search and selection process is happening!!

Working with Get College Going, you’ll understand the WHO, WHAT, and WHY of college financing and why in our minds it leads to a wise educational choice. Maybe we’ll help take some of the stress out too!